Tilemill is a open-source map design program (multi-platform) using the mapnik rendering engine. Maps are styled in Carto (a css-like language) using a variety of data sources (postgis databases, shapefiles, geojson, spreadsheets), and can be exported in mbtiles, Vectors and Raster graphics.

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Adding another style to an OpenStreetMap server using Mapnik, PostGIS, etc

I have created an OpenStreetMap server using the guide Manually building a tile server (12.04). It's very good and works like a charm. I have also been able to add a new theme using TileMill and ...
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TileMill-style based on the country the objects belong to

Is it possible to have different TileMill stylings in different countries? I need for instance different colours for highways based on the country the highway is in. Is there a best practice solution ...
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Draw icons and lables only for certain entities in Tilemill 2

I've recently started to use mapbox' TileMill2 to play around with vector tiles. It's pretty nice and, in comparison to Tilemill(1), much more faster. Exactly what I was searching for. Now I'm trying ...
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Rotating markers for points in Tilemill along direction of a way

I have designed a simple marker to represent pedestrian crossings, which in OpenStreetMap data are represented as nodes (points) along the way (line). I want to rotate the marker to follow the line it ...
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Styling of label on a line in Tilemill [duplicate]

I currently have a line that I want to but a label onto in Tilemill. It currently looks like this: But what I would prefer is something like this: where the line isn't rendered around (and ...
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Tilemill grey border on mbtiles export

I've got my final raster tile map (via vrt) into tilemill and am trying different mbtiles export options. No matter what boundary I specify for export - I always end up with the beige top and bottom ...
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How do I add a Natural Earth label layer to a TileMill project?

I'm using TileMill from MapBox to generate tiles and export Mapnik xml files. So far so good. I've downloaded the entire Natural Earth dataset, and have so far successfully imported layers for lakes, ...
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Automate import of multiple rasters as layers into tilemill

Could anyone please suggest a way of automating the import of raster tiffs into tile mill? It's driving me mad as I have well over 100 files. I could do it manually but I'm on a tight deadline... I ...
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Tilemill reversing inner and outer in multipolygon relations

Tilemill renders multipolygon relation (a middle part of a big lake (ID 2101875)) incorrectly: Multipolygon relations (inner/outer) seems to render mirror-like, compare: an island in OpenStreetMap ...
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Tilemill Legend not displaying title and only filling in 5 out of 9 categories

Title says it all, here's the code Actual look of the legend
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Tilemill use custom font

I want to use the font Air Soft Condensed heavy in Tilemill. I placed the font file Positype-AirSoftCond-Heavy.otf into the font directory of my project: ...
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Leaflet rendering TileMill tiles in the wrong order

I'm stumped, and quite a lot of searching has turned up nothing helpful. I'm on the first step of what will ultimately be a map with three raster layers and three layers of markers (with controls to ...
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Missing hstore column in TileMill!

I made a PostgreSQL with PosGIS Extension DB with the pgsnapshot_schema and loaded an .osm.pbf-file with OSMOSIS into it. Now i connected it to TileMill, but if i look up into the table i just see ...
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How do I mask a raster in TileMill?

I've tried just about every single TileMill compositing operation on the vector and raster layers in question, and I have to admit that I can't figure it out: How the heck can I mask a raster with a ...
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TileMill: Can't use both background-color and background-image?

Very new to TileMill and am working on my first project. I'm using a pattern image to enhance some areas on the map, water being an example. I've added the pattern to the water areas on my layers, ...
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How do I serve MBTiles with TileStache?

I'm am looking for a way to serve tiles while offline. I'm using Windows 7. Here's what I've done so far: -Uploaded a portion of OSM data into TileMill -Converted the OSM data into a file called ...
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How to import SRTM data for the whole planet into TileMill

I need to get SRTM elevation data for the whole planet into TileMill. I already walked through the instructions on Steve Bennett's blog and it worked fine for small areas. The problem is now that for ...
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TileMill OGR Plugin: Failed to read GeoJSON data

I'm trying to load the following into a TileMill layer as the file build1.geojson { "type": "Feature", "geometry": { "type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[ ...
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Getting coordinates to create geojson

I have a geotiff that I have been working with in tilemill and I would like to select portions (buildings) in the map and create new layers as geojson objects. My issue is I don't know how to get the ...
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When I publish a layer(shapefile or postgis) with TileMill, 200 meters moves

I hope someone can help me. Not if you know the TileMill application I'm working with her to publish layers look more beautiful. Well, first I have posted directly loading the shp file., But when ...
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TileMill Exports Failing

I'm having trouble exporting my map in TileMill (v0.10.1). I'm using OSM Bright with a PostGIS database connection to import OpenStreetMap data. When exporting an SVG or PDF through the user interface ...
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OSM line labels in Tilemill

I'm learning to use Tilemill to map Toronto OSM street data. I've added osm2psql data from http://metro.teczno.com/#toronto. When turning on road labels for the line file, I find that I'm getting ...
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How to start creating a map and exporting it as a raster MBTiles file

I am new to this whole GIS thing (my background is software-development, but not GIS) but I am super interested in making maps. So I started playing around with TileMill and was making my first steps ...
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Importing multiple GeoTiffs in TileMill

I am a software engineer that is very new in the geo world. So excuse my ignorance if this question seems simple or if terms I use are totally wrong. Problem: I have been tasked with taking multiple ...
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Geojson not rendered with Mapnik

I am trying to generate a tile with Mapnik with a GeoJSON. The stylesheet.xml with the part to render the GeoJSON is the following: <Style name="cities" filter-mode="first"> <Rule> ...
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mapnik generate_tiles.py error using .xml from TileMill

I wanted to render png tiles (like form tile server of osm). I made postGIS db, succesfully run TileMill with OSMBright style. I read that I need now export mapnik xml from TileMill. I checked Mapnik ...
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How to render overlapping bus trips as one route from OSM?

I would like to create bus map for my city from OSM data. I imported data into Postgresql with osm2psql and I can render routes with Mapnik. But the problem is that same route ref is shown multiple ...
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Performance problems using big points shapefile in TileMill

I've downloaded all the addresses in Italy from OSM and now I've a shapefile with more 514.000 points (16.065 KBbyte when zipped). I need to publish them with other geospatial information (points ...
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Drawing text and line-dasharray

Is it possible with TileMills and CartoCSS?
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Create basemap tiles for a custom shape (for reducing the tiles count)

in order to create a world wide tiles (for a basemap) in acceaptable zoom level one must have a huge hd (see in this post). but, most of the world is sea... so i want to create x levels of the whole ...
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CartoCSS layer visibility

I am working in TileMill and I have a number of layers in two different levels of detail. I have assigned classes to the layers "highdetail" and "lowdetail", and I know how to use the zoom selector - ...
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How do I import a PNG as a TileMill layer?

I want to use the NASA "Blue Marble" images as the basis of a map tile set for a Leaflet.js map. It seems like using TileMill is the easiest way of building up my tiles, and opens a lot of options ...
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Can you use nested properties to style features in CartoCSS

I've imported a GeoJSON layer into TileMill and am having trouble styling based on the properties in the features. The features' properties objects have objects nested within them, and I haven't found ...
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Opening TileMill from Ubuntu launcher after building from source

I build TileMill from source following this tutorial. Now I can open it by going to the folder cd ~/tilemill and run node index.js. This all works fine. But I want to open it using the Ubuntu ...
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label placment in multipolygon with cartocss (Denmark, Greenland)

I am rendering an interactive world map with Tilemill and I have the problem that the country name for Denmark is placed onto Greenland. This is because Denmark is represented as a multipolygon with ...
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Hover effects using CartoCSS: Is this possible?

I'm trying to make a simple map of parcels in TileMill. Right now when I hover over a parcel, the information for that parcel appears in a teaser. That's simple enough. However, when working with ...
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TileMIll FileGDB Annotations

Now that TileMill (specifically TileMill-v0.10.1-291-g31027ed) supports FileGDB https://www.mapbox.com/blog/tilemill-adds-support-for-esri-filegdb-format/ ...Is it possible to add label annotations ...
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How to ensure that Tilemill interprets my postgis query as intended?

One of my layers (a postgis query from my local osm2pgsql database) is being translated incorrectly in Tilemill. The query is attempting to select the way, the area of the polygon, and the sport=* ...
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Carto CSS variables

Does anyone know whether it's possible to use a variable within an attribute selector. For example I define my variable at the top of the file: @lowZoomMax: 9; And then reference it as follows: ...
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How to make a private OSM (Save personal information to) a map using OpenLayer or Tilemill or mapbox

OSM (OpenStreetMap) is great for making a real time public map for general purposes but what if I want to add private info to a map such as the location and date of my first kiss or a note about every ...
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How to set tolerance value of ST_Intersects query in TileMill?

I want to place river names in Tilemill. I use "text-dy" to displace label from the center line of a river. But for labeling polygonal rivers, names extracted from lines are used too. So at a small ...
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Query data without opening up database?

I have a bunch of polygon data that I want users to be able to sort/filter based on certain criteria. I have the data in a CartoDB table, and can pretty easily use some SQL calls to achieve what I ...
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How to convert a PNG tile set into the Mbtiles format

I have exported a folder with PNGs tiles and I want to convert them into Mbtiles format to use with Mapbox (maybe via TileMill?). How can I do that? Is there a convertor where I can specify the ...
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How to define Z dimension on table with PostGIS for import in TileMill?

I'm trying to reproduce the idea behind this blogpost from Mapbox, but with other data, for example the ne_10m_populated_places_simple dataset from Natural Earth. By adding a z-dimension to the data ...
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Export to Mapbox (TileMill) from PSD (or SVG/PNG)

Newbie question: I designed a map (not Earth-related) in Photoshop and I want to use something like Mapbox to serve the map and make it dynamic (bounding boxes, zoom in/out, etc). How can I go from an ...
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Projection problem? — OpenLayers, Drupal, and MapBox

I've installed OpenLayers in Drupal 7 and created a view that pulls geofield data for a "Geography" vocabulary (states, tribes, and U.S. jurisdictions) and shows points on a map that I'm storing on ...
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What is the best way to host mbtiles?

What is/are the best way(s) to host mbtiles? I have tried: hosting on my own server with tileserver.php: this works and is very straighforward and simple to set up, but doesn't seem to be super ...
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Some text-sizes of labels are not working in TileMill

I am using TileMill to create some offline tiles. Currently I have problem that some of the text sizes are not working and they are displayed as weird signs. Do you have any idea what could be wrong? ...
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How to add title to mapbox <iframe> embed

I am embedding a map I made in Tilemill/Mapbox onto a Wix website. Items of the map such as legend, title, and description are not automatically included in the embed. I learned how to add the legend ...
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Edit tilemill legend to add circle symbol

I am trying to edit my tilemill legend so that instead of displaying a red rectangle as below, it displays a red circle (I'm making a proportional symbol map). What line would I need to add in my ...